Bedtimes are still nuts with Cbear. My” never a good sleeper” has turned into a “can’t get him to bed” boy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that once he gets to sleep he stays asleep. It certainly could be worse. I know it. Here is a break down of the crazy nap and bedtime routine.
Bathroom: Potty and then brush teeth (the child LOVES to brush his teeth).
Jammies: (yes, even at naptime. He refuses to nap unless he is wearing jammies. Sigh).
Read stories (1 at nap, 2 at bedtime).
Kisses and then tuck into bed.
This is where the King of the Stall comes out of hiding. I’m not even sure I can count how many times that child got out of bed today. And he totally plays me.
“I need a hug”
“I need a kiss”
“I didn’t tell you I love you Mommy”
Oh yeah, this kid has my number. And did you check out that smile? I tell him that he lost his beloved pop-tart for the next morning. I tell him Brendan now gets to select the tv show for the morning. I let him know that the next time he comes out of his room I will have to turn the hall light off (ouch, so mean!).
One day I’ll look back and wish he wanted to be around me all the time. But for now? I love my buddy, but for now I wish he’d stay in bed!